To commemorate this Earth Day, the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) is releasing a set of proposals and solutions for protecting the environment through changing the food system.
For eaters to reduce the environmental impact of their choices, BCFN recommends following the Mediterranean food model, as well as the BCFN-developed Double Pyramid model. The latter demonstrates that nutritionally rich and healthy foods are usually those that have the least amount of impact on our environment – and those with poor nutritional content have a greater ecological footprint.
Today, BCFN has released an exclusive video that shares the recommendations of seven experts in food issues (Dan Glickman, Ruth Oniang’o, Lester Brown, Kanayo F. Nwanze, Ellen Gustafson, Jan Lundqvist, and Modibo Traoré Tiemoko) that all participants in the food system can use to reduce their impact on the environment. These recommendations include fostering strong relationships among nations to fight climate change, supporting agriculture for its positive impact on economic growth and employment, and focusing on the role of young people in protecting the environment and food security, among others.
In addition to this video, BCFN has also made the book Eating Planet available for free download only on April 21 and April 22.